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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily...


Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek Prinsengracht), bussen 18, 21 en 22 en tram3. The Opstapper (corner Prinsengracht), buses 18, 21 and 22 and tram3.

Parkeergarage: Parking:

Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p/u) Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p / h)

Pinautomaat: ATM:

Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk en Korte Prinsengracht Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Korte Prinsengracht

Koopavond: Evening:

Elke donderdag tot 21 uur. Every Thursday until 21 hours.

Koopzondag: Sunday shopping:

Enkele winkels zijn open op zondag. Some shops are open on Sunday.

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Cool, laid-back street

This is an historic street in the old part of town that looks similar to the way it may have looked many years ago. The architecture is still intact and there are lots of shops... read more

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an historic street in the old part of town that looks similar to the way it may have looked many years ago. The architecture is still intact and there are lots of shops and restaurants to make your day!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

around 40 mins travel from our airbnb house :) another place you must visit, culture stay for the people residing in this area. accessible by train as well.

Thank Maribel V
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Harlemmerstraat is the neighborhood to the northwest of Amsterdam. Walking eastward on it leads you eventually to Centraal Station. Like most of the neighborhoods it has many places to eat and drink.

Thank Sam L
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We caught the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem. Its a beautiful city with a relaxed culture and totally different to the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. The main square has a local food market on a Saturday which added to the ambience and the shops are lovely. Just the right amount of bars where you can stop and have a... More 

Thank Sally190762
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Actually there are two parts called Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk. Dont ask me why. The first runs from the Singel canal to the bridge. After the Bridge it becomes Haarlemmerdijk. Is this important? Yes. The Haarlemmerdijk is still what it was. EXCELLENT. Authentic with lovely little stores, inclusive our favorite Italian restaurant. Unfortunately the Haarlemmerstraat is becoming stuffed with coffee shops... More 

1 Thank Frans K
Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Its a nice street to see some local shops and the more authentic places of Amsterdam. at the beginning its a bit touristic but later its getting better.

1 Thank IvoDeRooij
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our family explored Europe and so far of all the places we have been, Haarlem was the best, we stayed in an Airbnb apartment for 3 nights, it was 15min train ride away from Amsterdam. Just strolling around Haarlem will give you a sense of satisfaction. A bit expensive but definitely worth it. The locals were very kind.

Thank Alex D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stay at this street and plenty of things to enjoy at this street. A lot of coffeshop, cafe, restaurants, Markt, Grocery stores and bar around to choose. It has number of boutique shop and very interesting street for shopping too. It will be very quite around 7 or 8pm and its really peaceful during night.

1 Thank Ragu88
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Sonethibg different than the other shoppingstreets in Amsterdam. The street is quite long, but kind of narrow full with shops. It's not that wellknown with tourists, but underrated for what it is. The atmosphere is great, and has a look of an old shoppingstreet, much better than the other shoppingstreets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Regular Brit visitor to the Dutch capital and this area I always stay in and eat in-really pretty with some quirky shops. Just ten min walk form central station train entrance and your away from the main bustle. Quentin England hotel is ok for people not minding things a little rough inside although some rooms have been painted. 3/4 coffee... More 

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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